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D'Avenant, WilliamThe Law Against Lovers (April 28, 2013)

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LibriVox recording of The Law Against Lovers by William D'Avenant.

The Law Against Lovers was a dramatic adaptation of Shakespeare, arranged by Sir William Davenant and staged by the Duke's Company in 1662. It was the first of the many Shakespearean adaptations staged during the Restoration era. Davenant was not shy about changing the Bard's work; he based his text on Measure for Measure, but also added Beatrice and Benedick from Much Ado About Nothing — "resulting in a bizarre and fascinating combination." He made Angelo from the former play, and Benedick from the latter, into brothers. (Summary by Wikipedia)

Cast
The Duke: Alan Mapstone
Angelo: Arielle Lipshaw
Eschalus: Todd
Beatrice/Friar Thomas/Bernardine: Elizabeth Klett
Balthazar: David Warner
Julietta: Amanda Friday
Viola: Charlotte Duckett
Servant/Hangman/Page: Rapunzelina
Benedick: mb
Lucio: Tricia G
Claudio: bala
Provost: Algy Pug
Isabella: Elizabeth Barr
Francisca: Grace Garrett
Fool: Beth Thomas
Maid/Second Servant: Caprisha Page
Jailer/Second Page: Kristingj
Narrator: Michele Eaton
Audio edited by Elizabeth Klett

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It also belongs to collection: Audio Books & Poetry

Artist/Composer: D'Avenant, William
Date: 2013-04-28
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Keywords: librivox; audio; shakespeare; measure for measure; much ado about nothing; restoration; adaptation; comedy

Creative Commons license: Public Domain Mark 1.0


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